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Nina Dobrev & Ben McKenzie are Just Friends, Says Source

Nina Dobrev & Ben McKenzie are Just Friends, Says Source

Photos of Nina Dobrev and Ben McKenzie surfaced earlier this morning leaving Entertainment Weekly’s 2014 Comic-Con party last night (Saturday) July 26 in San Diego, Calif.

The 25-year-old Vampire Diaries starlet and 35-year-old Gotham actor were photographed hugging and getting into the same taxi together but a source tells Just Jared they’re just friends.

“They’ve been just friends for a few years,” a source exclusively tells JJ. “Ben is best friends with Nina‘s Vampire Diaries co-star Paul Wesley from way back. Ben was just being a gentleman last night and protecting her from some of the photographers who were being aggressive.”

JJ Tidbit: Paul guest starred on Ben‘s hit TV show The O.C. back in 2003!

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  • Lmao

    Oh poor Nina. God she’s so Fake I can’t even….attention Seeker. Run Ben Run….no man around her is save.

  • Pete

    Of course they are only Friends. Dobrev is not able to keep a Man, they all dumbed her stupid ass. Ian Derek Julian, the Muse Guy…the List is endless. She’s obviously a one Night stand Girl nothing more. From what I have heard she is very childish, such a turn off.

  • What’s up with this Nina hate? Girl can’t be friendly? If that would be some not so atractive chick, no one would say a thing, but since Nina is really beautiful she’s been linked romanticly with everyone..Her ex kisses everyone he can grab, while Nina has been rumored to be with a lot of guys, tho there’s not a single picture. Leave that poor girl alone! I never was a an of hers, but lately she gets so much hate….. It’s just sad.

  • jess

    here Ian’s fan, they say don’t care about Nina but they comment every article about her! Ian shold ask they “back off”

  • verox87

    I think it was obvious that they are just friends.. I mean c’mon

  • Vessy

    Pete, @Lmao: Nina and Ben have been close friends since 2009. WTF is your problem?? You see a girl hug a friends and all go O, she is a slut. Get a life morons!
    She gets hate because some people have nothing else in life but hate. Now that is sad!

  • Jen


  • Ava

    There will always be someone with something bad to say. Keep your head up Neens you’re better than all the bs surrounding you.

  • sarah

    Nina is a talent and gorgeous woman. In the pic’s she looks upset and Ben is comforting her.

  • Alana

    Who cares if she is dating him. That’s what single women do….date. Why do we have to prove that Nina is a wholesome little girl that hasn’t been with anyone since Ian? Some people do not live in the real world.

  • Carol

    she was drunk as a skunk and couldn’t walk alone, he had to took her home, let’s hope he didn’t take advantage of her taking her clothes off too.

  • Salmon

    Why Nina has to pose as a virginal brokenhearted lil girl? Always denying her dates to calm the rabid fans and keeping the image of dumped lady that haven’t had a one night stand after Ian. Please, Nina hook up with a lot of guys since she dumped Ian, but after Derek she learned quickly how assuming being with another man makes the fans angry and called quits with him 2 days later. Now that she knows how her fanbase behaves, she will never assume another romance, not until Ian do it first and got all the hate, clearing the way for her do next.

  • Carl
  • Carl

    @Alana: I agree with you

  • Ross

    Friends… with benefits :D

  • Common

    Yeah right they are just friends. ..With benefits perhaps. Do people really believe that we all believe that crap that they are “just friends with benefits” Common we are not stupid!! The same goes to Ian and Nikki, yeah they are just friends. Friends my a$^$^$. pure PR for both Nina and Ian.

    Ian and Nina all want their fans to believe that but people are not that stupid or naive to believe that.

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